Jk Simmons
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The first award of the night was no surprise. Oscar front-runner J.K. Simmons took home the first award at the 2015 Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work as a terrifying jazz instructor in Whiplash, beating out Robert Duvall, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, and Mark Ruffalo for the honor.

Simmons told the audience to “shut up” so he could fit his speech into the allotted time. The actor called both his director, Damien Chazelle, and his “boy wonder” co-star, Miles Teller. As for Teller, he said, “he inspired me every day to want to scream at him and hit him in the face.”